Instead of completely closing down Main St., or putting stalls in parking spaces, the Village of Catskill will close one block of Main St. between Thompson Street and the entrance to the municipal parking lot at Willard Alley from 7:30 a.m. to at least 2 p.m., for the Catskill Regional Farmers’ and Artisans’ Market Saturdays from June 19 to Oct. 30, Susan Campriello in The Daily Mail reports. The farmer’s market had been held at Dutchmen’s Landing on the Hudson River, rather than downtown, and Village President Vince Seeley is also spearheading a similar move of the town’s July 4 fireworks, both in an effort to stimulate downtown business. WGXC Radio Council member Hudson Talbott is curating the non-farmer’s booths at the market.
The Greene County Council on the Arts held their 22nd annual Beaux Arts Ball fundraiser Saturday night at Hunter Mountain, and honored local author, illustrator, and community activist Hudson Talbott with its Distinguished Service Award. Kay Stamer, executive director of the arts council, presented Talbott with the award. Talbott, who is also a member of the WGXC Radio Council, has written many books, including last year’s highly praised “River of Dreams.”